In some circumstances, convicted drug dealers are ordered to forfeit the proceeds of their criminal activity. These proceeds can be cash, cars, boats, or other valuable property.
Massachusetts General Law c. 94C, § 47(d) authorizes law enforcement to expend the proceeds received by way of drug forfeiture orders. The forfeiture statute allows the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office to donate a portion of forfeiture funds to non-profit groups who offer drug rehabilitation, drug education, and other anti-drug or neighborhood crime watch programs.
Forfeiture funds are generally awarded annually, as funds are available for this purpose. Each application is reviewed by our Forfeiture Fund Committee.
Substance-Free Events for Students
District Attorney Ryan has awarded funds to school districts to help defray the costs of substance free post-prom and graduation events for students, as part of her commitment to the safety and wellbeing of students in Middlesex County.
To apply for funds, please fill out the application form and submit to Diane MacDonald, Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, 15 Commonwealth Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801.